Putin’s Presidential Limo Passes Crash Tests, Will Be Unveiled Soon

Russia’s Cortege / Kortezh project is nearing completion as the country’s Industry and Trade Minister has revealed the model will be ready for action later this year.

According to Russia Today, Minister Denis Manturov told the Izvestia newspaper that Putin’s new limo was recently subjected to a series of crash tests and the results were “positive.” He went on to say “The car will soon be presented to the public.”

The exact timing of its debut remains unclear as Manturov said the “cars for trial will be delivered, on time, before the end of April.” While there had been speculation that the model could be used during Putin’s presidential inauguration on May 7th, it appears that might not be the case. However, Manturov said he hopes Putin “will start using this vehicle very soon.”

While Russia’s leader will soon be able to catch a ride in the luxurious and armored vehicle, the rest of us won’t get a chance to check out the car until the model is shown at the Moscow International Automobile Salon in August.

Little is known about the Cortege / Kortezh family of vehicles but videos and renderings have shown the presidential limousine will have a Rolls-Royce vibe mixed with ZIL-like touches. There are also plans for an assortment of other models including a more traditional sedan, a crossover and possibly even a minivan.

The presidential limousine will be ultra luxurious as previous photos have shown a leather-lined cabin with wood trim and metallic accents. The rear passenger compartment is slated to have four individual seats which face each other and are separated by a full-length center console.

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  • Zandit75

    And I thought the Chinese were blatantly obvious in the design thefts!

    • Marty

      The Russian car industry never managed to come out of the communist era – there seems to be something in the company culture that stops them from creating good consumer products.

      The Chinese, on the other hand, are now the kings of consumer products. And they haven’t even changed their political system that much.

  • LWOAP

    Does it come with a bottle of Vodka and a Kalashnikov? I’m just asking for a friend.

    • Status

      Putin has the gun and the driver has the vodka.

      • Belthronding

        ..and they are coming for you,America! 🙂

    • I wonder if he should turn into Dartz for presidential limousine instead.

  • PUT HIM INSIDE NEXT CRASS TEST.

    • Moveon Libtards

      Putin is destroying the globalist Deep State which just wants war with Russia. Therefore Putin is good.

    • Belthronding

      hey there is a bot guy down there and copies your comments.
      or maybe it is your fake account like kevin durant’s? oh come on..

      • YES I SAW THAT. I DON’T HAVE A FAKE ACCOUNT. LOOKING AT HIS OTHER COMMENTS I SEE THAT HE GOES TO DIFFERENT BLOGS AND CUT AND PASTES OTHER’S COMMENTS. VERY ODD, THANKS FOR THE WARNING.

  • PK

    it looks like a bad ripoff from the rr phantom.

  • MarketAndChurch

    The SUV looks like a Jaguar-Land Rover product. Which is not a bad thing.

  • Matthew

    PUT HIM INSIDE NEXT CRASS TEST.

    • Zandit75

      Spammer – If you have a look at his previous comments, he copies and pastes earlier comments.

      • Steve Hatton

        Complete with typo’s !

        • Marty

          ”typos”

          • Loquacious Borborygmus

            Haha!

    • LWOAP

      Nice try bot.

    • Rzrlf

      Russian bots?

  • Moveon Libtards

    I cant wait to see Pres. Trump’s new limo, out late this summer.

    See photo attached for a sneak preview. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a38cad30cfadbbb720abfd65fdd69d6a369bf384d05d11b0c569ae85a06dde50.png

  • Moveon Libtards

    Vlad’s car, while good, won’t compare to Pres. Trump’s Beast.

    See attached photo.

  • Shane

    Commies…

  • Miknik

    I love how the steering wheel is form a ca. 2010 Ford Mondeo or Galaxy MPV, with a cushion glued over the Airbag. TO me, this kind of tells all I need to know about the engineering gone into it.

  • Autoexperte

    USA: Cadillac, China: Hongqi, South korea: Hyundai Equus, Japan: Toyota Century, Great Britain: Jaguar XJ, France: DS7, Italy: Lancia, Germany: Mercedes, Russia: ?

    • Modern Russian presidential cars used Mercedes Benz as usual. I think the last time they used ZIL was in early 00s.

      • Autoexperte

        the Mercedes isn’t a Russian car

  • Trocadero

    Hmmm, tasteful?

  • They show a lot of rendering, drawing, models and yet they never sees us the real scale model or hell even the prototype.

  • Maricaibo

    At least it doesn’t look like a soviet-style concrete block apartment building.

    But PLEASE tell me this and Trump’s new car were ordered years ago- we don’t need another ‘my car’s bigger than yours’ moment.

  • Eduardo Palandi

    this needs a V12. or at least a supercharged V8/V10.

  • Waleesa1

    That rear end is Bentley -esque. So is the rear 3/4 profile.

  • Bob

    *Switches on VPN.

    It looks like a Grand Theft Auto Rolls Royce/Bentley parody.

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